Cui Feng Gaoshan
A dense and generous liquor, with a strong mouthfeel, wild flower scents carried by a supple and comfortable texture: this is what the high peaks of Taiwan have in store for us. A deep tea that puts you in a good mood and reflects the passion of its producers. To be drunk without moderation.
6,60€ - – 65,00€
Origin: Taiwan, Cui Feng / Harvest: spring 2021 / Altitude: 1850m / Cultivar: Qing Xin / Oxidation: low 18- 20
This high altitude oolong is produced in the heart of the Hehuan mountains, not far from the famous Dayuling and Li Shan. This small family farm has been in the process of conversion for several years. Only natural fertilisers are used, which is rare in the region. It is a long-term project undertaken by two young enthusiasts, the effect of which is already being felt, with teas that are increasingly pure as the years go by.
This year was marked by a late frost in the Hehuan mountains. The tea bushes were hit hard and almost 30% of the crop was lost. But as in all good things, the stress on the tea bushes has caused them to develop an incredible character, halfway between a spring gaoshan and a winter harvest, like Winter Piece.
The dense and generous liquor offers a superb presence on the palate, with beautiful wild flower scents, mixed with more vegetal tones (fresh, sweet courgette) and a greedy finish on flower sap and candied lemon. This year again, we find the depth and comfort of this tea, which has become a classic in the selection. The impression of taking it easy, lying among the flowers on the edge of a mountain lake, dreaming and contemplating the clouds.
All the elegance and gentle energy of high mountain oolongs combined in this tea.
Gongfucha: 5 g for 100 ml, rinse, then about 15 seconds for the first infusion, lower a little for the second, then increase gradually.
400 to 600ml teapot: 3 to 4gr for 4 to 6 minutes. Several infusions are possible.